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Deadlines Approach for 2016!

By | News Updates

We are about a month out from Anime Weekend Atlanta, and there are some important deadlines approaching that you just can’t miss!

If you would like to be a part of the AWA crew, you have until August 31st, 2016 at 11:59pm EST to submit your application.

Apply for Crew Now!Apply for Crew Now!

If you would like to purchase your 4 day membership, 4 day membership + early start (skip the lines and get your badge mailed to you), VIP ticket to the AWA ball, or ticket for the Metamorphose tea party online, you will need to purchase them before August 31st, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

Purchase your membership, tickets and more here!Purchase your membership, tickets and more here!

If you have any questions, please contact us!

Email us now!Email us now!

Summer Blockbuster Spectacular

By | News Updates

AWA and Georgia Philharmonic are teaming up once again to bring you a unique event! Mark your calendars for June 18 for an all day festival hosting artists, and vendors from past AWA conventions, a costume contest, karaoke and much more! Enjoy great food from some of the best food trucks in Marietta. Photoshoot areas will be set up and activities are planned throughout the day for fans of all ages.

At 7pm Georgia Philharmonic will be performing some of the most exciting movie blockbuster scores inside the beautiful greek style Lassiter Concert Hall. Treat yourself to a full soundtrack immersion with a live symphony orchestra performing hits from favorites such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Full Metal Alchemist, Ah! My Goddess, Star Wars the Force Awakens, and much, much more. Come enjoy the summer with your very own Atlanta-based Georgia Philharmonic and Anime Weekend Atlanta.

Event Details
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Outside Events Start at 11am
Concert Starts at 7pm
Lassiter Concert Hall

Event Price Online:
General Admission: $30
Student Admission: $25
(student ID must be shown upon admission at the registration table to receive ticket)

Event Price At the Door:
General Admission: $30
Student Admission: $25
Cosplay Admission: $15
(full-costume cosplay required)

Hotel Blocks Open 2/1/2016

By | News Updates
Mark your calendar and save the date because the hotel blocks for AWA will be opening up starting February 1, 2016! We have a variety of hotels at different price points and distances that will offer you a special Anime Weekend Atlanta rate, so don’t miss out! The Renaissance, Embassy Suites, and Sheraton hotels all sell out very quickly, so if you want to be close to the action, have your browser ready.

Hotels in our block include:

1st Round Pre-Reg ends 1/31/16

By | News Updates

The first round of pre-registration for AWA will be drawing to a close at 11:59 on 1/31/16. Prices will change to second round pre-registration on 12:00am 2/1/16.

What does it mean to preregister for AWA?

  • You can purchase AWA memberships in advance of the show, starting now, through August 31st online. These memberships are good for all four of the convention days, and membership badges can be picked up at any time during the weekend. Your membership badge will allow you access to guest panels, autographs, video gaming, table top gaming, the manga library, anime screenings and premiers, the Video Art Track and so much more! Additional tickets for very special events like the formal ball can be purchased when you register online as well.

Why preregister?

Pre-registering for the convention has some great benefits for you! These include:

  • Saving money! Prices go up as the event gets closer, so the sooner you register, the more money you save.
  • Being able to pick up your membership badges earliest on Thursday before the show.
  • A separate line is available for picking up membership badges.
  • Not having to pay for the event, and whatever purchases you may want to make at the show all at once.
  • You’ll have the option of skipping lines entirely and having your membership badges mailed to you.
  • You can add on con shirts, or formal ball tickets when you register.

Groups

If you are attending AWA as a group of 10 or more people, you can register online and get a special group discount.

How does this work?

  • Group membership badges can only be picked up by the Primary Attendee- the person who paid for the passes online. From there, it is their responsibility to distribute the membership badges to their group.
  • It is best to plan to arrive either together, or after the Primary Attendee, as they are the only ones who will be able to pick up the membership badges. If you arrive before the Primary Attendee, you must wait for them to pick up the membership badges.

Early Start (Mailed Memberships)

What is Early Start and how can I get it?

  • Early Start is an add-on to your membership that allows us to send you your membership badge certified mail for a small fee. You will be required to sign for the package when it arrives, so if you choose this option, have a plan for receiving your package.
  • You can add this feature when registering. Once you have your membership badge, you are good to go for AWA – just show up and start having fun – no registration line required!

Picking Up Membership Badges

  • You will need photo identification with your name (matching the name of the person who registered), and your Eventbrite confirmation email to pick up your membership badge(s)
  • You do not need a government issued ID, but it is generally the easiest form of identification. Other forms of ID will be allowed at the registration director’s discretion.

Special Notes:

  • AWA memberships are non-refundable. If you have pre-registered for the event, and can no longer attend, you can transfer your AWA 2015 membership to another person, or to the following year. Unused memberships from AWA 2014 and earlier can no longer be transferred.
  • If you need to transfer your membership, you may do so up to 30 days after the end of the convention. If you do not contact us within this time frame, we will be unable to transfer your membership.
  • Group memberships cannot be transferred to the following year, unless the entire group transfers. If you register with a group and cannot attend, you must transfer your membership to another person, or forfeit your membership.
  • Early Start (mailed)  membership badges cannot be transferred after they have been mailed. You will receive a confirmation once your membership badge is in the mail.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at registration@awa-con.com.

Single 4 Day Memberships

Until 1/31 at 11:59pm EST

$ 50

Per Person

2/1 - 5/31 at 11:59pm EST

$ 55

Per Person

6/1 - 8/31 at 11:59pm EST

$ 60

Per Person

Group 4 Day Memberships

(10 or more people)

Until 5/31 at 11:59pm EST

$ 45

Per Person

6/1 - 8/31 at 11:59pm EST

$ 55

Per Person

AWA 2016 Guest Round Up 1

By | News Updates

Announced guests for AWA 2016 include: Todd Haberkorn, Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Vic Mignogna, Sandy Fox and Lex Lang. Read more about them here!

In the world of anime, Todd got his first major start in Suzuka as Yamato Akitski. From there, he went on to voice roles such as Jadeite from Sailor Moon, Natsu from Fairy Tail, Italy from Hetalia, Ling Yao from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Cheren from Pokemon, Allen Walker from D. Gray Man, Hikaru Hitachin from Ouran High School Host Club, Death The Kid from Soul Eater, and many others.

Read More about Todd Haberkorn

Most recently Lex played Dr. Doom in the Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes cartoon series and Marvel Heroes Video Games,Torvald in Evolve (VG), The Grim Creeper in Skylanders (VG), Spyglass in Titanfall (VG), and has voiced characters in STAR WARS (Han Solo), Crash Bandicoot (Dr. Neo Cortex), STAR TREK, World of Warcraft, Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and many more.

Read More about Lex Lang

Sandy’s Anime, Animation and Video Game Credits Include: Mina and Momiji in Naruto, Eddelrittuo in Aldnoah Zero, Sumomo in Chobits, Ritz in Bleach, Tachikoma in Ghost in the Shell:Stand Alone Complex, Marie in Please Teacher, Kyoko in AKIRA, Mistral and Mirielle in .HACK and Paiway in Vandread. Some of Sandy’s other roles include Daisy in Disney’s Princess Palace Pets, Harmony in Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, T-AI in Fox’s Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Mipsy Mipson in Nickelodeon’s As Told by Ginger, and Melody in My Life as a Teenage Robot.

Read More about Sandy Fox

Johnny Yong Bosch made his debut as Adam, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He appeared in over 200 episodes and both big screen versions of the series. Some of JYB’s more popular roles as a voice actor include: Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach, Vash the Stampedefrom Trigun, Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass,  Sasori from Naruto: Shippuden, Cress Albane from Tales of Phantasia: The Animation,Izaya Orihara from Durarara!!,Yukio Okumura from Blue Exorcist, and Itsuki Koizumi from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Read More about Johnny Yong Bosch

Vic Mignogna is an American voice actor and musician best known for providing numerous voices for Japanese anime series and video games. Mignogna is best known for his dub role of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Broly in the Dragon Ball Z films, Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai D. Flowright in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Ikkaku Madarame in Bleach, Dark Mousy in D.N.Angel, and Zero and Ichiru Kiryu in Vampire Knight. He can also be found as Spirit Albarn in Soul Eater, Yoshimori Sumimura in Kekkaishi, and Nagato, Obito Uchiha and Fuen in Naruto Shippuden. He is the voice of E-123 Omega from the SEGA franchise Sonic the Hedgehog.

Read More about Vic Mignogna

Eyeshine first found success in 2006 with a unique blend of pop punk and post grunge called Edge Rock. The band gained a modest audience with its debut EP, “How About That” and their first full length album, “Red Stripes White Lights” but it was their sophomore effort, “My Paper Kingdom” that officially opened the flood gates in 2009. MPK featured their award winning song, “ALONE,” whose honest and simple lyrics made a connection to a steadily growing fan base.

Read More about Eyeshine